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    Default Re: Let's make America Grate Again.

    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    Well, I tried. Some months ago, I said that I was done with acrimony here. I have stuck to the pledge.
    Bullshit!
    You can't really be serious!!
    If you are, then you are WAY beyond just the "garden variety" type of disingenuous.

    Don't take my word for it, pull up your posts and read them for yourself. Or ask someone (other than one of the other 2 Stooges) to look them over and offer an opinion.

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    Have a good day, Seney

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    And now someone is playing with tags again <eyeroll>
    Ah, the hypocrisy is flowing full speed ahead!
    That's the first time I have ever done anything with tags, here or anywhere else.
    I saw the ones you (or one of the other Stooges) had created and thought I would follow your lead.
    And, if you don't believe me I am sure there is some record of the time sequence in which they appeared. Check it out.
    And, once you do, an apology for your newest flame and disingenuous wish will be accepted.
    Last edited by 724Seney; January 24th, 2023 at 07:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Let's make America Grate Again.

    Quote Originally Posted by 724Seney View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    And now someone is playing with tags again <eyeroll>
    Ah, the hypocrisy is flowing full speed ahead!
    That's the first time I have ever done anything with tags, here or anywhere else.
    I saw the ones you (or one of the other Stooges) had created and thought I would follow your lead.
    And, if you don't believe me I am sure there is some record of the time sequence in which they appeared. Check it out.
    And, once you do, an apology for your newest flame and disingenuous wish will be accepted.
    I don't know who did it, and I did not blame you.

    I am done responding to you.

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    Default Re: Let's make America Grate Again.

    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    I am done responding to you.
    Promise??
    (One can only hope...........)

    PS: I suppose the "sudden disappearance" of the tags which flamed me, inspiring me to add a couple of my own, is just pure coincidence?
    You are a real piece of work TSherbs.
    What a bottom crawler!
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    Default Re: Let's make America Grate Again.

    This is a word and concept I have been made recently aware, ressentiment. The context of my interest is how some religious groups in the US portray the secular society for which they are now in, but it has been used to define other demographics.

    "Ressentiment is a reassignment of the pain that accompanies a sense of one's own inferiority/failure on to an external scapegoat. The ego creates the illusion of an enemy, a cause that can be "blamed" for one's own inferiority/failure. Thus, one was thwarted not by a failure in oneself, but rather by an external "evil."
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ressentiment

    Trump and the Republicans have attempted to capitalize on this resentment, but it could be said that Democrats have done the same with marginalized groups as well. Finally, some voices are beginning to want to teach people how not to be used by politicians. This is probably what has over time caused religious people to side with Republicans. It has confounded me since 2015, but I think this is partly the reason.

    I read someone's definition of politics as power, but they said the true nature of politics in justice. Regarding the Evangelical community, instead of seeing an increasing secular culture and keeping themselves on the outside, they should see themselves as a part of the culture. They should not see themselves as victims or entitled because they think America is a Christian nation. What the should be doing is to return to discipleship so that their good news might become good news within the culture. It is rare to see a local gathering actually discipling. Discipling doesn't take money as much as time.

    I was reading Francis Scheaffer's "Whatever Happened to the Human Race in which is describes a downward slide in an increasingly immoral society leading to abortion and other inhuman actions. This book was published in 1979 and a time before America's history of forced migration of millions of Africans took place with subsequent atrocities. How could Scheaffer not see that America was never great or moral from its inception even thought it was more religious then?

    If we want to make America great again, maybe consider, making America great for everyone and stop feeling entitled or resentful. This would also be easier if some who think they are elite to value everyone with their votes and actions. If you're going to be political, seek justice for all.
    “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

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    Pretty good opinion piece. Chip will like it. About the new GOP circus led by McCarthy...

    https://www.theatlantic.com/newslett...campaign=share

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    Default Re: Let's make America Grate Again.

    From Paul Krugman

    "But even if these policies improve rural fortunes, will Democrats get any credit? It’s easy to be cynical. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new governor of Arkansas, has pledged to get the “bureaucratic tyrants” of Washington “out of your wallets”; in 2019 the federal government spent almost twice as much in Arkansas as it collected in taxes, de facto providing the average Arkansas resident with $5,500 in aid. So even if Democratic policies greatly improve rural lives, will rural voters notice?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/26/o...s-economy.html

    Maybe she didn't know.
    “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

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    I really don't see the need to start a thread about the Chinese balloon, but perhaps here is a good place since making American Grate Again is where some think we need to evolve. I think Biden and the Pentagon used common sense rather than trying to score points. Perhaps this is what Presidents are supposed to do, doing the right thing and not trying to look good.

    I didn't realize the balloons payload was over 1000 pounds and the size of three buses. For all of the Republicans trying to score points for what it wasn't brought down sooner, now we know that doing so could have hurt or killed Americans and would not have allowed the equipment to be evaluated.

    Marjorie Taylor Greene said this would have never occurred under President Trump when in fact it did three times. Since she was on the Homeland Security Committee, she should have been aware.
    “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8

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